Donald Trump On Immigration Plan: “My Specifics Are Simple — I’m Going To Get Great People”

Donald Trump On Immigration Plan: “My Specifics Are Simple — I’m Going To Get Great People”

Another Sunday, another slate of talk shows in which GOP Presidential candidate and white power enthusiast Donald Trump was the primary focal point. Sigh.

The Donald called into ABC’s This Week to discuss the immigration policy piece that his campaign released earlier this month. Host George Stephanopolous highlighted during the interview that Trump’s plan would cost roughly $600 billion and would appear to be very complicated to implement and execute. The real estate mogul has proposed that every undocumented immigrant be deported, a large Game of Thrones-style wall be built along the Mexican border and birthright citizenship be outlawed, effectively doubling the number of immigrants here illegally.

Stephanopolous pressed the former reality TV star on the specifics of his plan. Mainly, he wanted to know just how Trump expected to pay for the extremely expensive proposal. He also wanted to know how the celebrity billionaire was going to get the manpower and infrastructure to round up at least 11 million immigrants. The 69-year-old kindergartner answered in the most Trumpy way imaginable.

Below is from the transcript of the show:


STEPHANOPOULOS: But let me press you on the costs right there, Mr. Trump. They’re saying $400 billion to $600 billion. It would require big government apparatus to take everybody down. If you don’t think those numbers are right, how much is it going to cost and where are you going to get the money?

TRUMP: Well, it’s costing us $130 billion a year and that’s peanuts compared to what the real cost is, George, for the way we have it now. You have so many illegals. We don’t even know how many illegals. I hear 11 million. I hear 30 million.

The government has no idea. We have lost control of our country. We’ve lost control of our borders. The government has no idea how many illegals there. I’ve been hearing 11 million for five years. Then the other day I heard 30.

Nobody has any idea (INAUDIBLE)…

STEPHANOPOULOS: So if there’s no idea, how are you going to round them all up?

Where are you going to get the money, where are you going to get the forces?

Exactly how are you going to do it?

What are the specifics here?

TRUMP: George, it’s called management. And the first thing we have to do is secure the border. But it’s called management. And we’ll get people back in, the really good ones, we’re going to expedite it, so they get back in, so they can at least come in legally.

But we have to do it…

STEPHANOPOULOS: You keep declaring how you’re going to do it…

TRUMP: It’s management.


After a little more back and forth about how he’ll use “management” to do all the very great and very smart things on immigration, Trump then tossed out his latest little piece of shit race-baiting nugget, as he claimed places like Ferguson and Baltimore are being run by gangs of illegal immigrants. Obviously, this is his attempt to get white conservatives to have even more anger towards the #BlackLivesMatter movement by tying it into his notion that illegal immigration is at the heart of all of America’s ills.


TRUMP: George, I’m telling you, it’s called management. You can do this and we can expedite the good ones to come back in. And everybody wants that. But they have to come in legally.

We have a country, we have to have — we’re a country of laws. We’re a country of borders.

How can you have a country without a border?

How can you have a country without laws?

We have to do it. And by the way, what you said in your piece initially is the gang members. You look at the gang members in Baltimore, Chicago, in Ferguson, these people, a lot of them, are illegals. These are rough dudes. And we’re going to get them to hell out fast.


Visibly frustrated by Trump not even giving a hint of how he’ll execute his impossible and highly racist plan, Stephanopolous once again tried to get the Trumpster to provide at least some specifics. And, once again, Trump said it would be through management and using “great people.” The new leader of the Republican Party also said he doesn’t know if neighbors will turn in neighbors but does know that we need to have a country and that he’ll do everything properly. Remember, this is a real life person who is leading in the GOP polls to be their nominee for the highest office in the land.


TRUMP: — my specifics, George. But my specifics are very simple — I’m going to get great people that know what they’re doing, not a bunch of political hacks that have no idea what they’re doing, appointed by President Obama, that doesn’t have a clue. I mean that man doesn’t have a clue.

People are walking across the border right now, right in front of these great people that we have. We have wonderful Border Patrol people. They can do their job. but they’re not allowed to do the job.

People are walking right into our country totally un — nobody even knows where they come from. They walk right past guards that are told not to do anything.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Do you expect neighbors to start turning in neighbors?

TRUMP: I don’t know what’s going to happen. I can tell you this, we have to have a country — we’re a country of laws and we have to do it that way, George. There’s nothing we can do about it if we’re going to — if we’re going to stand as a country.

There’s no choice. We have no choice. We have to do it properly.

Now, the candidates that are running against me like — like Jeb Bush, he has no clue. He’s never going to be able to do anything. You just looked at what’s happened with him over the years and what’s happened with — the last thing we need is another Bush.

But Scott Walker has changed his mind now, because he keeps going back to his pollster, and his pollster says, oh, Trump has a good idea, oh, Trump has a bad idea, oh, no, wait a minute, Trump has a good idea.

These people don’t know what they’re doing, George. They’re politicians.


TRUMP: They don’t know management. I get the best people and we will do it properly and we will do it humanely and get the good ones back in.

STEPHANOPOULOS: I still haven’t heard the specifics on how you’re going to do that, but I’m going to move on…


Remember, ladies in gentlemen, the 11:00 show is completely different than the 9:00 one. Try the veal!

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of ABC News:


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Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.